Wednesday July 23, 2014
Welcome to the webste of the East Kent Hunt Branch. Established in 1933, the branch is part of Area 11. The District Commissioner is Roz Bacon and the Assistant DC is Clare Martin.
If you have any news, results, photos or anything else that would be interesting to other members please send items to website editor Jane Walker
Updated 20 July  2014

September East Kent Hunter Trials

Get your entries in for the branch’s hunter trials to be held at Bigberry Farm. Chartham Hatch on Sunday 14 September. Sheila Parmenter would also be very pleased to hear from you if you are able to help out before or on the day. HT schedule EK 14 Sept 2014

Good luck Ellie

Ellie Tutt  leaves for Belgium on Monday 21 July  to compete for England in the European under 14 years Mounted Games Team  Championships.

 Junior first aid course

A first aid session is being held on Monday 4 August at 5.30pm. This is a great way for members to learn a very important life skill. Lee Hudson is doing a 3 hour course, which will cover all that is needed for the Human First Aid Badge. This will be suitable for children from 10 years upwards and will cost £8.

More details later but if you are interested email Clare Martin at


Helpers needed

We are holding our One Day Event at Bigberry again this year – 13 August. It is fast approaching and we are looking for offers of help beforehand, on the day, and afterwards to clear up. We will be running a cake stall again this year, so if you can’t help with horse related things perhaps you could bake a cake!

Hazel Long is co-ordinating all offers of help, so if you or a friend or member of your family can assist please contact Hazel at  She is looking forward to hearing from you!

Don’t forget that there are classes for the grown ups too this year, so if any of you mums or dads want to have a go I look forward to receiving your entries

Dates to get to know more about hunting

Pony club members are being encouraged to find out more about the East Kent with West Street Hunt. Below are some of the events being organised over the summer and you are all encouraged to join in and learn more about the hunt. It is the opportunity to get to know  who is involved and find out whether you would like to give hunting a try. Further information is on the website  and for more information about the events below look in the diary section.

Hound Exercise on Bicycles followed by Breakfast on Return! Saturday 19 July at 9am, from Green Lane Cottage, West Brabourne, TN25 5ND.(Please call Suze Gibson 07887743351 or email Come along with your friends or your parents and follow the hounds along the lanes on bicycles. We will go at a ‘hound jog’ pace and try to avoid the hills! £5/person.

Hunt Show 26 July.

Hound Exercise again on bicycles from Brook Farm Wingham Tuesday 29 July (details on hunt website)

Ride, Walk, BBQ at Chilham Castle – 10 August 2014. Riders please note that the ride will be quiet, mainly at the walk, and will set off in at least 2 groups, one at a gentler pace than the other. Those riders who would like to pick up the pace will have the opportunity to visit the pony club field and pop over a few fences. Riders will return with a walk through Park Avenue to the boxes. Riders 12 years and under to be accompanied by an adult. Walkers may choose to join the Power Walkers or the Steady Strollers through the Park. Dogs welcome (although not at the BBQ) but please keep all dogs on leads. To book a place contact   07768 172777.

Kennel Open Day at Elham on August 24. Strawberry tea at 4pm, followed by hog roast and bar from 6pm (email for more information.)

Mock hunt on Sept 1.

Coombe Manor ride/lunch Sunday September 14.


Summer programme

Your committee and instructors have been working hard to pull together an exciting summer of events and activities. All are published on the Upcoming Events page or here Summer Programme 2014 **** Please note there has been a change of date for the Fun Games Rally at Lisa Thompsons – Davlis Farm, High Halden. It will now take place on Saturday 16th August not 28th August as stated in the Summer Programme

There are regular training dates throughout August for those looking to take their C or  C+ test.



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